PLMJ again leads M&A work in Portugal with €2.4bn in deals


PLMJ led by a wide margin in M&A transactions in 2022 based on deal value and it ranked 4th in the number of (non-confidential) deals in the Transactional Track Record (TTR) rankings published today.

In the TTR report, which analyses M&A activity in the Iberian Peninsula in 2022, PLMJ leads the ranking of Portuguese legal advisers, having handled €2.4 billion worth of deals and a total of 27 non-confidential transactions.

In the individual Dealmakers rankings, Duarte Schmidt Lino, partner and co-head of the firm's Corporate M&A practice, again topped the list of lawyers responsible for advising on transactions in Portugal with €1.2bn.

Diogo Perestrelo, partner and co-head of Corporate M&A, is also among the top ten most active lawyers.

In the venture capital, PLMJ also tops the ranking in terms of deal value, with €171 million. In private equity, the firm ranks second with deals worth €1517 million. 

Among the top 10 TTR Rising Stars in M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity, there are seven PLMJ lawyers: Rita Pereira Jardim, Ânia Cruz, Tomás Almeida Ribeiro, Pedro de Almeida Fernandes, Rita Romão, Filipa Vicente Silva and Manuel Sequeira. These rankings are based on the value of the deals the lawyers have advised on.

In 2022, also according to TTR data, PLMJ advised on the largest deal of the year. The firm represented the buyer, Davidson Kempner European Partners, in the purchase of the largest portfolio of Portuguese real estate assets to date, worth €850 million. The deal closed at the end of December.

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